MINSK, 29 January (BelTA) – A Public Diplomacy Institute of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) was inaugurated in Uzbekistan, BelTA learned from the embassy of Belarus in Tashkent.
Belarus' Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Uzbekistan Leonid Marinich took part in a press briefing to mark the launch of the institute. He described promising fields of cooperation with Uzbekistan in the framework of the SCO. In particular, the diplomat suggested establishing cooperation between the Belarusian agricultural machinery companies and Uzbek agrarian enterprises with a view to strengthen the Shanghai Cooperation Organization food security.
The ambassador also invited companies from Uzbekistan to take part in Belagro, a large international agricultural expo held annually in Belarus.
Belarus and Uzbekistan are active participants of the Chinese Belt and Road initiative. In this regard, Leonid Marinich briefed the journalists about the China-Belarus industrial park Great Stone.
The event was attended by heads of diplomatic missions accredited in the country, representative offices of international organizations, and senior officials of the Uzbekistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs.